Apple China today launched a recall of one of its products for free repairs to solve the problem of permanently black screens. Apple has confirmed that a small number of 40mm Apple Watch Series 6 devices may permanently display a black screen. The production date of the affected devices is between April 2021 and September 2021. If you are experiencing the above issues with your Apple Watch Series 6, please use the serial number lookup tool below to check if your device is eligible for this program. If eligible, Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will provide overhaul services free of charge.
If you have the above equipment, then you can go to the official website to check if you are in the recalled batch. Click here to check if your device is one of the models that are being recalled. Apple officials also reiterate that the program provides coverage for eligible Apple Watch Series 6 for two years from the date of the device’s first retail sale.
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The Apple Watch Series 6 officially hit the market in 2020. This smartwatch comes with a blood oxygen sensor and supports blood oxygen monitoring. In addition, the Apple Watch Series 6 comes with an S6 dual-core processor on top of the A13 Bionic chip. This improves the performance of the watch by 20% relative to the previous generation. This smartwatch also comes in red, blue, ink and new gold colour options.
Apple Watch oximeter is not for medical purposes
Oliver Haslam of iMore wrote
“I find it difficult to believe anyone is strapping an Apple Watch to their wrist and expecting to get the same kind of readings they get from a designed-for-purpose, FDA-approved, oximeter. Do I agree with this WaPo article that Apple Watch Series 6 – and the Fitbit device … isn’t as accurate as a finger-mounted device? Of course, I do. But to call it “mostly useless” is crazy talk. It’s perfectly useful if it’s used in the way it’s supposed to be used. As a holistic view of overall health and wellbeing. Don’t expect it to tell you if you’re having some sort of medical emergency. Apple isn’t claiming it will”.
Despite this defence, the Apple Watch 6 Series is not suitable for oxygen level measurements or lung health monitoring. Whatever value you are getting is most likely a deviation from the real deal. According to reports, the deviation is between 3% and 7%. However, we can not tell what this value will be in the feature. Nevertheless, this is Apple’s first try and it is still working on the feature to make it better.